Ponniyin Selvan 2: Recap video out with Kamal Haasan's voiceovertext_fields
Chennai: Ponniyin Selvan 2 is all set to hit the theatres in a few days and the crew has released a short video to recap the events of PS1. The video is to prepare the viewers for what will happen in the sequel.
The recap video is narrated by Kamal Haasan.
"In the year 968 AD, the Chola Empire faced many conspiracies, political unrest, and impending war. King Khottiga of the Rashtrakutas was gathering a huge army to attack Thanjavur. To avenge the death of King Veera Pandiyan, Pandyan assassins infiltrated the Chola kingdom. Sundara Chozhar's uncle, Gandarathidar's son, Madhuranthakan, against his father's wishes and his mother's orders, was determined to claim the Chola throne," said the video in the beginning.
"The Chola treasurer, the brave warrior Periya Pazhuvettarayar and the chieftains backed Madhuranthakan's claim to the crown. While Periya Pazhuvettarayar's wife, Nandini, conspired with the Pandyan rebels against the Chola kingdom. She also tricked Arunmozhi's father, the emperor, to pass an order to capture Prince Arunmozhi and bring him back from Lanka. But the Chola prison ship that was carrying Arunmozhi was caught in a perilous storm and sank," said the recap video.
Describing the climax of PS1, the video shows, "learning of Arunmozhi's death, the Cholas were angered and shocked. Believing Nandini was behind the plot to have Arunmozhi killed, his elder brother Aditha Karikalan became enraged and led his army to Thanjavur."
The sequel is expected to show the relationship between Ponniyin Selvan and Oomai Rani, the woman who keeps saving him. The arc of antagonist Nandini played by Aishwarya Rai is also expected to get more focus.
PS2 is being released worldwide on April 28.